Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Driver For Windows, Review, Specifications, And Features, Performance, file information
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Driver For Windows – Nvidia has released the new GTX 16-series that is GTX 1660 Super, slotting between the GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti. Along with the GTX 1660 Super, Nvidia also announced a lesser GTX 1650 Super. One of the best graphics cards for 1080p gaming on a budget, the GTX 1660 Super will be available on October 29, while the GTX 1650 Super will arrive on November 22. These cards, like the mid-range and high-end Super cards that preceded them, are also designed to improve performance and offer a better price-to-performance ratio than the non-super cards that preceded them.
The GTX 1660 Super is a thing that now exists, leveraging the same Turing architecture and TU116 GPU, but it certainly leaves me scratching my head. All in the name of competition I suppose.
Specifications And Features
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super is based on the same TU116 GPU as both the GTX 1660 and the GTX 1660 Ti but has the same 1,408 CUDA cores as the original 1660. The big difference over the original graphics card is the bump up to GDDR6 video memory, resulting in a boost in memory speed from 8Gbps to 14Gbps – that’s just as fast as the VRAM in the massively powerful RTX 2080 Ti.
This bump up to GDDR6 goes a long way to bridging the gap between the GTX 1660 and the GTX 1660 Ti, but it doesn’t quite go all the way.
And, it’s also important to note that this GPU doesn’t have the RT and Tensor cores that the RTX 20-series of Turing graphics cards have. This means that while you can technically enable ray tracing, it’s going to turn whatever game you try to enable it on into a slideshow – more so than it does on any other graphics card. During our testing, we accidentally left ray tracing on in Metro Exodus, and even the menu was nigh-unusable.
But, really, at the end of the day, you can’t expect a graphics card in this weight class to compete with graphics cards that cost twice as much. The GTX 1660 doesn’t have RT cores, nor does the GTX 1660 Ti, so it only makes sense for the GTX 1660 Super to be limited here.
Nvidia GTX 1660 Super was about 5% slower than the GTX 1660 Ti that costs significantly more and was a whopping 14% faster than the GTX 1660 that it essentially replaces. In Fire Strike, the difference was even more narrow – it’s just 2% slower than the GTX 1660 Ti.
These performance wins continued over into gaming, too. In Metro Exodus at 1080p, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super averaged 41 frames per second (fps), compared to the 38 scored by the vanilla GTX 1660 and the 44 scored by the 1660 Ti. That might look like a marginal performance difference, but it still matters.
In the less strenuous Middle Earth: Shadow of War, the GTX 1660 Super absolutely dominated, getting an average of 79 fps at 1080p with Ultra quality settings. We feel like this title is more representative of your average AAA game, so you can expect some killer performance in most of the games you throw at it. Games like Metro are few and far between, after all.
The GTX 1660 Super is basically everything we could have asked it to be in terms of performance. It bridges the gap between the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Super beautifully. In fact, just looking at the raw performance numbers it kind of makes the GTX 1660 Ti obsolete. We’re not sure that’s what Nvidia was going for here, but that’s 100% what happened.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Driver For Windows
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
Release Date: 2019.10.29
Size: 574.96 Mb